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THE POOL

4.7
125 reviews
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$50 and over
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Seafood
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  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
THE POOL is a seafood restaurant created by Major Food Group. It is an architectural treasure that will now present the treasures of the world's ocean to match. The greatest expressions of seafood prepared with an eye towards simplicity and a focus on fun. A celebratory experience for all of the senses that incorporates art, architecture, food, and drink. Seafood in all of it's forms raw, cooked, and whole.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Monday - Saturday: 6pm - 11pm
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 2pm
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Phone number
(212) 375-9003
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between Lexington & Park Ave
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Public transit
E, M to Lexington Ave
6 to 51st Street
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 125 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 2 days ago

Ridiculous wait

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I really liked the staff! Especially Steve. Please tell him:) Thx

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Had been a frequent and loyal Four Seasons client and frankly resented the change. Felt almost disloyal and anxious going to The Pool. I loved that the “bones” remained and had been beautifully and tastefully updated. It was elegant but friendly. The service was spectacular. The food was outstanding. Bartender knew how to make a Manhattan as well. We loved our evening and will be back soon. Now eager to try The Grille as well.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Gorgeous room. But empty for lunch. Perhaps being the most expensive restaurant in town doesnt help. Exorbitantly expensive.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Superb service, ambiance and food. We were a party of 5 and we treated like royalty.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

The overall experience was very good. Food is high quality and tasted great. One thing we didn’t like is that the monk fish dish was a bit disappointing since it was very small 3 pieces on a plate. For the price of a main dish the restaurant should bring out a larger portion.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This restaurant and its menu were outstanding. Extremely creative and original!! The server also helped to make this a memorable occasion. I don't remember his name however he has been there since the restaurants open. We very much appreciated his professionalism and knowledge of the restaurant and its predecessors history.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Impeccable service and ambiance. The design of the room is breathtaking. Fortunately we were early for our reservation and able to have a drink in the lounge before, I would suggest budgeting some time to do the same. We purposefully ordered too much food because every bite was incredible.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

First time dining here and highly recommend it, food was fantastic and cocktails great!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

amazing experience

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This place is beautiful. And the food and atmosphere is excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Best restaurant in NYC right now.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Perhaps the best table service you will see. “There” but not obtrusive. Responds to your own requirements. Bar afterwards was disappointing in that respect but the restaurant service is unbeatable. Colicchio’s places are run like a business to make money off you - this is run like a place to please. Food is inventive yet not overdone or over the top. Compares to Le Bernadin. Setting is spectacular.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great meal. Restaurant has not changed much and maintained the historic feeling of the building. Great tabletop. Attentive service. Fish was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Everything was outstanding!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

there was an event in the private room and the noise was very disturbing and disrupting the whole classy experience. this was a real shame

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

To be honest we eat out every night
I like to think we are pros
We have eaten out at the best restaurants in nyc
This restaurant the pool was Over rated and very expensive
The room was nothing special no change since the 7o’s
If u think more expensive is better it’s for u
We have enjoyed much better meals
It’s not about the money if u get what u think it’s worth
They are arrogant and obnoxious
This place is for arrogant obnoxious people who are all bout money

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Such a special space! Every detail equally beautiful. Service and staff are phenomenal and very polite. Food was amazing and so delicate and stunning.

A beautiful evening, thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The food was so refined and delicious. The fresh fish melted in your mouth. The crab rice was auch a wonderful surprise. Tuna tartare not as much taste as I wanted, but very good. The service, ambiance and food is above the others; just fantastic. But you habe to spend to get this. I will be back. Want to try the Grill also. Excellent job everyone.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

This is a restaurant that goes above and beyond to make the time spent there as positive an experience as possible. Add impeccable, delicious food, a great bar and an attentive, professional staff and this place is a winner. We ordered the blue fin tuna in a sashimi preparation. It was delicious as were our Monkfish and halibut entrees. The Meyer lemon dessert was an amazing finish to an outstanding meal. The interior is stunning. The tables are spaced apart. It was quiet, lovely and by the time I left there, I felt like I’d had a spa treatment. I was relaxed, well fed and would go back there in a New York minute.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The BEST!! Enjoyed every minute! Staff is wonderful, ambiance fantastic, food fabulous!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Birthday and Anniversary

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Steven and Diego were amazing. The service was excellent—even better than the food.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Our servers were amazing, the food was amazing, the monkfish was divine. Perfect dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Loved it. Beautiful space.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great venue, amazing interior, outstanding decor, very comfortable seating and table placement. Excellent service; professional, friendly, but not intrusive. Seafood is the specialty. Sharing blue fin tuna (good), sheep's ricotta gnudi (outstanding), filleted dorade (very good)... all well prepared. Wine list is broad, deep, and pricy.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Everything amazing!! Atmosphere food service. Definitely get the sea urcin toast, charred octopus, ricotta gnudi, monkfish and the frozen yogurt&lemon meringue.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Unfortunately unlike the last time at pool and three prior times at the grill they could not wait to rush us through a 1000 dollar dinner. It is dissapointimg and since we were with another restaurateur; notable to our circle exponentially. Hopefully, MFG keeps its cool vibe for Rihanna, though I get the sense MFG will open something in a year that will spread it all away. The difference between an institution and a trend is good judgment not the number of tables turned or covers.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food was fantastic, drinks were creative & delicious and the service was top notch. Awesome dining experience in an iconic setting.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Beautiful and elegant place, very good and health food, wonderful service, always gorgeous flowers

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Music was terrible and loud! Miss the old restaurant :/

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Went here to celebrate my husband’s birthday. We had a fabulous experience from the minute we were greeted at the door until we left. Fantastic service food and ambiance

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent service, food, ambiance, music... this is my first time here, and I was there with my husband to reunite with my son who came in from Baltimore... Could not ask for more... I would have to say that this is now one of my favorite restaurants in nyc

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Outstanding

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Fantastic service. Fantastic food. Amazing overall.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Me encantó el sitio. Unas ostras buenísimas. Espectacular.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Loved the food and the atmosphere. The service was excellent as well

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The space retains most of its original furnishings and ambience. Vibrant and romantic at same time. Great experience and the new bar overlooking dining room is a great asset. Food and service were right on! Can’t wait to return next time in NYC.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Maitre D constantly stopping by to ask if we’re done with our meal. Waiter forgot to pack our food.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Terrible. Over priced.

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